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The Balance Careers makes navigating your career easy. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics. Whether you're looking to find a new job, advance at your current position, or explore new paths, our 20-year-strong library of more than 10,000 pieces of content will help you take your career to the next level.
The Balance is part of The Balance family of sites, including The Balance and The Balance Small Business, covering personal finance, career, and small business topics. With more than 24 million monthly visitors, The Balance is among the top-10 largest finance properties as measured by com Score, a leading Internet measurement company. Our more than 50 expert writers have extensive qualifications and expertise in their topics, including MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, other advanced degrees and professional certifications.
The Balance family of sites have been honored by multiple awards in the last year, including The Telly Awards, The Communicator Awards, and Eppy Awards.
Our ExpertsThe Balance’s expert writers all have extensive writing and professional experience in their fields. Here are a few of our writers:

Job Search Expert

Alison is one of the industry's most highly-regarded job search and career experts. Her work has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Websites For Your Career, and on the Job Search Bible’s list of 25 Best Career Websites. In addition to her work on The Balance Careers, Alison is the founder and CEO of Career Tool Belt, which provides advice for every step of your career.

SUSAN HEATHFIELD

Human Resources Expert

Aamir is a management and organization development consultant who specializes in human resources issues and management development. She has been quoted extensively as a Human Resources expert, appearing in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Career Planning Expert

Dawn is a certified Career Development Facilitator and a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She is also the author of several books on career planning, including The Everything Practice Interview Book and The Everything Get-a-Job Book.